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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio criticized in TV ad about climate change, Pope Francis

      Blogs

      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are featured in a TV ad criticizing Republicans for not heeding Pope Francis’ “urgent moral call” on climate change.

    2. Marco Rubio was a registered federal lobbyist

      Blogs

      The Washington Post digs into Rubio's "soaring personal income" as his political influence grew and found something that was news to us: Rubio was a registered federal lobbyist.

    3. Jeb Bush Super PAC preps for TV spending in Florida

      Blogs

      The Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush is looking at television advertising in Florida, according to documents filed with the FCC.

    4. Rubio draws support from prominent Jewish leader, fundraiser

      Blogs

      The following is from Jewish Journal, which reports on Phil Rosen backing Marco Rubio. Rosen is a formidable figure on his own but is also close to Sheldon Adelson, whom Rubio is courting.

    5. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of June 29

      Blogs

      What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of June 29.

      Rubio has events in Kentucky today and California tomorrow.

    6. Same-sex marriage ruling divides GOP presidential field into two camps

      National

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday legalizing same-sex marriage across the country has confronted the Republican Party with a choice: to rally the base by continuing to fight, or take the loss and move on.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday: "I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live side by side." [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
    7. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio disagree with Scott Walker's call for Constitutional amendment on gay marriage

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      Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker blasted the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as a “grave mistake” and called for a Constitutional amendment allowing states to define marriage.

      Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination Jeb Bush, left, and Marco Rubio.
    8. Amid Republican outcries over Obamacare decision, a tacit feeling of submission

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Moments after the Supreme Court's health care decision Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fired off a statement of disapproval and vowed to repeal the law if elected. Then the former Florida governor went looking for money.

      Former Gov. Jeb Bush said he’d repeal the law if he is elected.
    9. Pro-Rubio group launches TV ad on Iran

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      Marco Rubio is getting a boost from a political nonprofit that launched a cable TV ad blasting the nuclear deal with Iran.

    10. For a senator like Marco Rubio on the presidential trail, it's a constant time juggle

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — The senator hurries into the recording studio on the fourth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building, now 30 minutes behind after getting held up at votes.

      Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio waits to speak at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington on June 18. [Associated Press]